May 10 – Arbuckle (Nickels Soil Lab, Green Bay Road)
May 11 – Turlock (Genzoli Ranch, 1130 North Commons Rd.)
May 12 – Bakersfield (Southern Star Ranch, 14400 Panama Lane)
Conducted in partnership with University of California weed specialists and staff, these in-the-field workshops present a unique opportunity to refine your weed identification skills, match the latest management strategies and tactics with weed species present and resistance concerns, and review cost-effective practices for monitoring and record keeping. You will also have the opportunity to complete a California Almond Sustainability Program self-assessment module.
Topics will include:
Using CASP online tools to meet your growing needs
Nitrogen calculator, mapping, irrigation
Hands-on identification of weeds and implications for management
Identifying live weed specimens in pots and associated management options
Orchard demonstration and discussion: Weed monitoring and record-keeping
Orchard tour and discussion around recommended weed monitoring and record-keeping
Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 1:00 p.m. Expert speakers include leadership from University of California Cooperative Extension Weed Specialists and Almond Board staff and consultants. All workshops are free to attend and include a complimentary lunch. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops, tablets or other electronic devices to demo tools onsite. Please RSVP to Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-343-3245.